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Klipsch R-1800-C

In-ceiling speaker

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Get great sound throughout your home without sacrificing an inch of floor space. The Klipsch® R-1800-C sports an 8" polypropylene woofer for impressive mids and bass, plus a 1" dome tweeter for smooth highs. Use them as surround sound speakers in an all-Klipsch home theater, or install them in pairs for stereo listening with your multi-room audio system. You can paint the grille to blend seamlessly into any room's décor.

Get great sound throughout your home without sacrificing an inch of floor space. The Klipsch® R-1800-C sports an 8" polypropylene woofer for impressive mids and bass, plus a 1" dome tweeter for smooth highs. Use them as surround sound speakers in an all-Klipsch home theater, or install them in pairs for stereo listening with your multi-room audio system. You can paint the grille to blend seamlessly into any room's décor.

An optional in-ceiling bracket is recommended for installing the R-1800-C in new construction.

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Product Highlights:

  • 1" polymer dome tweeter
  • 8" polymer woofer
  • power handling: up to 40 watts RMS (160 watts peak)
  • frequency response 56-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • sensitivity 89 dB
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • paintable aluminum grille
  • moisture-resistant design — great for bathrooms or kitchens
  • cutout dimensions: 9-13/16" diameter
  • warranty: lifetime
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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    What's in the Box:

    • Round in-ceiling speaker
    • White metal mesh grille
    • Plastic paint mask
    • Cardboard template
    • Plastic paint shield
    • Owner's Manual
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    Features and Specs

    Quantity in Package Single
    Tweeter Dome
    Midrange Size N/A
    Woofer Size 8
    Cutout Size 9.8125
    Woofer Composition Poly
    Woofer Surround Rubber
    Power Range (Watts) 40
    Sensitivity 89 dB
    Impedance (Ohms) 8
    Frequency Response 56-20kHz
    Connector Type Spring clips
    Bi-Amp Inputs No
    Built-in Back-box No
    Parts Warranty Ltd. Lifetime
    Labor Warranty Ltd. Lifetime

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    Features

    Two-Way Design: The Klipsch R-1800-C in-ceiling speaker employs a 8" polymer-cone woofer and a large motor structure for high sensitivity. A coaxially mounted 1" polymer-dome tweeter distributes smooth, clear highs over a wide area. The Klipsch R-1800-C in-ceiling speaker brings dynamic acoustic performance to both home and commercial environments.

    Basket/Frame: The R-1800-C has a sturdy ABS basket and frame. The frame can be painted to match any decor (a clear paint mask is supplied to protect the drivers from overspray). The aluminum mesh grille is also paintable.

    Spring-Clip Terminals: The Klipsch R-1800-C in-ceiling speaker features two spring-clip terminals which will accept either bare speaker wire or pin-connectors. The spring-clip speaker terminals are color-coded (red/black) for easy identification between positive and negative.

    Power Specifications Note: The manufacturer has specified the maximum power handling of this speaker as 40 watts RMS (160 W Peak). Klipsch has also published a recommended amplifier power specification as 80 watts.

    Mounting Options

    Installation: The speaker can be installed in new or existing construction. It requires a cutout diameter of 9.8125" and a mounting depth of 4.3125". For new construction, purchase of the IK-800-C installation kit (714IK800C, sold separately)  is highly recommended. For existing construction, the speaker should be installed in drywall at least 3/8" thick. It can also be installed in a drop ceiling (2' x 2' or 2' x 4' ceiling tiles only). In both cases, to maximize the acoustic performance of the in-ceiling speakers, Klipsch recommends you replace the original mounting panel with 1/2" or 3/4" plywood or MDF. A cardboard template is included to assist you in making the cutout.

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    Why did you buy this?

    Lucy recommended it [ Ryan  Oct 04, 2018 ]
    I like Klipsch, good rating and it was on sale. [ ROGER  Oct 03, 2018 ]
    A great value at the sale price! [ Stephen  Aug 08, 2018 ]
    based on reveiws [ Bradley E.  Jul 11, 2018 ]
    value [ Kevin  Jun 25, 2018 ]
    Save room, no bulky speaker hanging in my ceiling corner. And I definitely, wanted to match the quality, with the rest of my amazing Klipsch speakers. Cheers [ tim  Jun 08, 2018 ]
    budget [ ROSS  Jan 02, 2018 ]
    Clarity and power handling. [ Clifford  Nov 27, 2017 ]
    They matched my other speakers and the sound is very good. [ Steven  Sep 03, 2017 ]
    Coordinate with my existing Klipsch speakers [ Paul  Jun 28, 2017 ]
    These in ceiling speakers seemed more general for better distribution of music in room (instead of focused at a sitting spot for watching movies) [ Richard  Apr 07, 2017 ]
    I am a Klipsch fan and I needed some in ceiling speakers that wouldn't break the bank. [ Steve  Oct 24, 2016 ]
    Shopping for my husband and he is a big fan of Klipsch. For the price these speakers seemed like a great deal. Can't wait to see his face. [ diane  May 14, 2016 ]

    4 questions already asked

    Sure, no reason not too. I really enjoy mine for this purpose. [ Steven  Oct 08, 2018 ]
    Honestly, i did not use them for that. i mounted them for music around the home. However, they would work great for rear behind "height" spreakers. they are great sounding! J [ Jeff  Oct 08, 2018 ]
    Dont remember it being moveable, installed for customer, very impressive speaker [ Gregory  Aug 11, 2018 ]
    Yes you can pivot the tweeter. They work great! [ Christopher  Aug 11, 2018 ]
    I made enclosures out of the boxes they came in and put loose insulation around the outside of the boxes. They sound great. [ Dennis  Jan 18, 2017 ]
    I don't have any enclosure yet but i intend to.The speakers sound pretty good without an enclosure [ peter  Jan 18, 2017 ]
    About 5/8". [ MORTEN  Sep 09, 2014 ]
    Unfortunately, I don't know the answer. We had them ceiling mounted within an average drywall thickness. [ ROBERT  Sep 08, 2014 ]
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